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Industry News – March 11th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, March 11th, 2016…

KENNETH COLE LAUNCHING SHOE AND CLOTHING DRIVE – FootwearNews
“Kenneth Cole is making it easy for people to give back. In order to simplify its upcoming monthlong recycled clothing and shoe drive nationwide, the company is partnering with Postmates, a logistics firm that operates a network of couriers who deliver goods locally. On March 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., any items to be donated can be picked up right from the donor’s home in the New York City area.”

LANVIN SELECTS BOUCHRA JARRAR AS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S – Vogue
“Lanvin announced today that is has named Bouchra Jarrar the new artistic director of women’s at Lanvin. Her first collection for the house will be for Spring 2017 in September. The job starts Monday.”

CAITLYN JENNER IS THE NEW FACE OF H&M SPORT – HuffingtonPost
“Rumors have swirled for months that Caitlyn Jenner was in talks with H&M about a potential modeling campaign. It seems that gossip was rooted in truth. On Thursday, Jenner announced on Twitter that she had been working with the Swedish mega-retailer on a new H&M Sport campaign.”

MODCLOTH DELVES DEEPER INTO BRICK-AND-MORTAR – RetailingToday
“The online apparel retailer known for its indie and vintage-inspired styles is launching the “ModCloth IRL (in real life) Tour,” a series of five pop-up shops. The IRL shops are modeled after ModCloth’s first-ever physical outpost, a pop-up in San Francisco. The store opened last July and is due to close March 26. The first of the IRL pop-ups will open in April, in Austin, Texas. The tour will end in September, in the company’s home town of Pittsburgh. The Austin pop-up will debut on Friday, April 8, and feature a curated collection of ModCloth styles, including dresses, separates, shoes, graphic tees, and accessories, as well as exclusive swimwear, one-of-a-kind vintage home decor, and offerings from local artists. It will remain open through Memorial Day, May 30, and will also host a series of community events. Shoppers will also be able to make personalized appointments with on-site stylists.”

MANSUR GAVRIEL FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST BUCKET BAG COPYCATS – Refinery29
“In the lawsuit, Mansur Gavriel claims that defendants started producing “nearly identical” accessories after its bucket bags started taking off with the fashion crowd. According to the suit, Mansur Gavriel allegedly sent cease and desist letters to these companies, but the sale of the purported copycat handbags didn’t stop. Now, designers Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur are seeking damages, as well as calling for production to stop on the imitation bucket bags, based on trade dress protection.”

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